Course Title: Plan and manage film and media post-production

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: VART5927C

Course Title: Plan and manage film and media post-production

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6104 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

David Hannan

9925 4815

Nominal Hours: 35

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and implement post-production processes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFPPM602A Plan and manage film and media post-production


1Clarify post-production briefs

Performance Criteria:

Participate in meetings with relevant production personnel to determine required post-production resources assessed against proposed production medium
Provide ongoing strategic advice to production team to improve efficiency of post-production activities
Identify and analyse specific technical or creative requirements for post-production
Identify available budgets and timelines required
Provide specific advice on costs and operational implications for editing , taking into account required techniques for production


2Develop an operational plan

Performance Criteria:

Draw up specific schedules to ensure post-production activity meets expected deadlines
Investigate availability and cost of post-production resources and staff in order to complete post-production plans
Ensure OHS requirements are established in line with
organisational procedures
Develop documentation for anticipated stages in post-production process and confirm with relevant production personnel
Ensure documentation is accessible to all involved with post-production activities as required
Finalise operational plan in consultation with relevant production personnel and obtain sign-off according to organisational procedures


3Implement post-production processes

Performance Criteria:

Book and check post-production resources and finalise all contractual arrangements with personnel and suppliers in line with enterprise procedures
Identify and resolve problems, ensuring proposed solutions are discussed with affected staff prior to implementing changes
Negotiate provision of any previously unplanned or additional post-production services in conjunction with relevant production personnel
Monitor and manage post-production activities on a proactive basis and according to agreed operational plan
Prepare progress reports where applicable and organize appropriate review sessions for relevant production personnel


4Wrap post-production activities

Performance Criteria:

Attend ongoing post-production evaluation sessions to
ensure final product meets creative, technical and
budgetary requirements of the production
Obtain lock-off approval for project from relevant
production personnel
Complete required documentation and arrange for return
of hired post-production resources as applicable
Evaluate all aspects of completed projects and note areas
for improvement

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit you will have skills and knowledge required to plan and implement post-production processes.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning will consist of classroom based knowledge delivery, augmented by practical application exercises, which will be conducted in both audio labs and sound studios.

Delivery modes will include:
Group Discussion
Research (including online)
Independent project based work
Teacher directed activities
Class exercises & discussions to review lectures
In & out of class activities
Practical work in studio and edit suites

Teaching Schedule

Weeks  1 / 2Review of Broadcast Sound

Introduction to assessment

Organise work groups and facilties rosters

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Element 3

Week 3 / 4BROADCAST AUDIOElement 1
Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
Week 5 / 6BROADCAST AUDIOElement 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

Element 3

Week 7 / 8BROADCAST AUDIOElement 2

Element 3

Element 3
3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Quality closed headphones, and prtable data storage (>=8gb) will be required for practical work.

Access to internet to upload completed submissions

Pen & paper or electronic equivalent for note taking

Overview of Assessment

Course assessment tasks will include class based practical exercises and project work undertaken in the computer lab for submission.

Assessment Tasks

You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.

Formative assessment will be ongoing through delivery through practical work consultation, primarily around week 10 in audio lab session, as a precursor to week 12 major project submission.

You will complete audio production & post production for a segment of broadcast program, working in groups of 3.

Work will be undertaken in audio labs, and post production sound studios.

This assessment will be due for review in week 12, and must be presented to staff no later than week 12 of semester to allow adequate time for assessment.

The details on these assessments and the grading criteria for this competency can be found on the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CHD    Competent with High Distinction
CD       Competent with Distinction
CC       Competent with Credit
CAG    Competent Achieved-Graded
NYC     Not Yet Competent
DNS     Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
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Student Progress
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Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.

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